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Cardio or Weights First? A Kinesiologist Explains How To Optimize the Order of Your Exercise Routine
By Randal Claytor Your Health

Cardio or Weights First? A Kinesiologist Explains How To Optimize the Order of Your Exercise Routine

When you enter the gym, which way should you head first? Toward the treadmills and spin studio to get your sweat on with a cardio session? Or toward the free weights and strength-training machines to do some resistance training? The American College of Sports Medicine suggests doing both types of exercise to take advantage of […]

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Pre-Workout Supplements: Why Five of the Six Most Common Ingredients Probably Aren’t Helping You
By Graeme Close and Andy Sparks Your Health

Pre-Workout Supplements: Why Five of the Six Most Common Ingredients Probably Aren’t Helping You

When it comes to getting in shape, many people are willing to try any tricks they need to reach their goals faster. For many years, protein shakes were seen as essential after a workout. But more recently, in addition to protein shakes, many are also turning to pre-workout supplements. These are marketed as being able […]

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The Incredible Health Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
Medically Reviewed by Eric Leckie, PT Fitness News & Advice

The Incredible Health Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

Rather than spending longer doing more moderate exercises, HIIT is a system that recommends doing difficult, or intense, activities over a shorter period of time. In the end, it’s an excellent way for individuals with major time constraints — whatever those limitations may be — to shed calories and fat and feel better both mentally and physically.

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Reasons to Give a Resistance Band Workout a Try
Medically Reviewed by Eric Leckie, PT Fitness News & Advice

Reasons to Give a Resistance Band Workout a Try

One of the hottest new trends in the fitness world is the use of resistance bands, or long and highly flexible rubber bands that can be used to perform a wide range of resistance-based exercises. What can a resistance band workout accomplish that another type of workout can’t? There are a few important reasons to implement a resistance band workout today. Let’s take a look at some of them here.

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